Professor in Wildlife Genetics
Institute for Applied Ecology
University of Canberra
ACT 2601 Australia
PhD, Population Biology, Australian National University, 1995
MSc, Population Genetics, University of Canberra, 1989
BAppSci, Natural Resources, University of Canberra, 1986
Research and professional interests
Stephen Sarre's research interests are broad, but centre on the genetics of wildlife with a duel emphasis on endangered and invasive species. He has a particular interest in studying the genetics of populations through the application of DNA markers usually in conjunction with intensive field ecological studies. This combined approach enables a much deeper understanding of the dynamics of natural populations that could be obtained by either approach alone.
Stephen's other main research interest is sex determination of reptiles. He is particularly interested in understanding how the interplay between genetic and temperature ultimately determines sex and how this interplay has evolved among different reptile groups.
Stephen is the Education Program Leader for the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre, a member of the International Scientific Advisory Panel for the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, and a founding member of the Technical Advisory Panel of the Fox Eradication Program in Tasmania.
|Integrating survey and molecular approaches to better understand wildlife disease ecology. PLOS ONE 7 (10) e46310. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI) 2012. |
|Back to the brink - population decline of the endangered grassland earless dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla) following its rediscovery. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 7: 132–149 C1: Refereed Journal (ISI) 2012. |
|Can genetic estimators provide robust estimates of the effective number of breeders in small populations? PLOS ONE 7(11) e48464 C1: Refereed Journal (ISI) 2012. |
|Identification of microsatellite markers for the Pink-tailed 3 Worm-lizard, Aprasia parapulchella (Kluge): an endangered pygopodid. Conservation Genetics Resources 4, 3: 733-735 C1: Refereed Journal (ISI) 2012. |
|Sex-linked and autosomal microsatellites reveal a male bottleneck and sex-specific lineages in island populations of the tammar wallaby. Heredity (Accepted with revision, September 2012).
C1: Refereed Journal (ISI) 2012. |
|Securing the demographic and genetic future oftuatara through assisted colonization. Conservation Biology 26: 790–798 C1: Refereed Journal (ISI) 2012. |
|Are some chromosomes particularly good at sex? Insights from amniotes. Chromosome Research 20:7-19. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI) 2012. |
|Foxes are now widespread in Tasmania: DNA detection defines the distribution of this rare but invasive carnivore.
Journal of Applied Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12011. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI) 2012. |
|Salmonella infection in a remote, isolated wild pig population.
Veterinary Microbiology Vol 162 pp 921-929. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI) 2013. |
|Salmonella infection in a remote, isolated wild pig population. Veterinary Microbiology, [In Press, 2012]. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI) 2012. |